I have a child and a man and am not sure whether or not they are the same person.Walter Hutchinson (b. about 1895) was the son of John Hutchinson and Sarah of Brooklyn.Then there is a Walter Hutchinson born 18 April 1894 of Brooklyn who married Anna Kennedy.Is this one and the same Walter Hutchinson?What do you think?
WALTER HUTCHINSON 1900 federal census for Brooklyn, New York, New York John Hutchinson 30 NY, NY, NY Sarah 28 Harold 8 Walter 16 [sic, should this be 6?] Caroline 0/12 (ancesetry.com accessed 9 February 2012.)
1910 Brooklyn ward 1, Kings County, New York John Hutcherson [sic] 35 NY, NY, NY, [speaks] English, Driver, Truck Sadie Hutcherson 32 NY, NY, NY Ferold Hutcherson 17 NY NY NY Helper Butcher shop Walter Hutcherson 15 Mildred Hutcherson 5 [spelled in index Wildred female, but photo of census document is clearly Mildred] Arthur Hutcherson 7 [so out of order] Margaret Hutcherson 3 (ancestry.com accessed 9 February 2012.)
John Hutchinson appears not to have registered for the draft for World War I.(ancestry.com accessed February 2012.)
1920 Brooklyn Assembly 1, Kings County, New York John Hutchinson 46 Sadie 42 Harold 28 Walter 25 Arthur 18 Mildred 15 Edna 12 (ancesetry.com accessed 9? February 2012.)
IT HAS NOT BEEN PROVEN THAT THE WALTER HUTCHINSON, SON OF JOHN HUTCHINSON AND SARAH OF BROOKLYN, WAS THE WALTER HUTCHINSON WHO MARRIED ANNA KENNEDY AND WERE OF BROOKLYN TOO.
In 1930 Walter Hutchinson was no longer living with his parents.There is a [married couple] Walter J., son-in-law, and Anna living with the Kennedy family.I assume Anna's maiden name was Kennedy.
1930 Brooklyn, New York Michael Kennedy 60 born England Mary Kennedy 60 born England Michael Kennedy 28 Anna Hutchinson 33 New York, England, England Walter J. Hutchsin 36, son-in-law, married Edna Hutchinson 8 Gloria Hutchinson 2 [or 6/12] (ancestry.com accessed February 2012.)
REGISTRATION FOR DRAFT FOR WORLD WAR II In April 1942 Walter J. of Brooklyn registered for the draft.Here is the information from his World War II draft card. Walter John Harrison born 18 April 1894 in Kings County, New York resident [in 1942] of Kings County, New York residence: 14-A Berkley Dr.[Previously the card had 173 Warren St., Brooklyn, but his was crossed off.] phone: yes, Tri-5-7380 age 48, born 18 April 1894 in Brooklyn family/contact: Anna Hutchinson, 173 Warren, Brooklyn; unemployed signed Walter John Hutchinson height 5-8, weight 150 pounds blue eyes, brown hair, ruddy complexion Identifying characteristic: finger left hand [has something unique about it]. registration date 4-(15 or 25)-1942, so April 1942 (ancestry.com, World War II draft registration, 1942.)
DEATH The social security death index has: Walter Hutchinson born 18 April 1894 died May 1971; last residence Brooklyn, Kings County, New York Walter's social security card was obtained before 1951. (ancestry.com accessed February 2012.)
With the April birthdate, this was the same man who registered for the draft.
BURIAL unknown Where was he buried?
My interest in Walter Hutchinson is that he descends from the Harrison family.I am following descendants of James Harrison (b. 1730s) of County Monaghan, Ireland.If these connections are made correctly, Walter's great grandmother was Mary Harrison who married Alexander Hutchinson.Mary or "Mrs. Alexander Hutchinson" was the daughter of James Harrison.(Green-wood cemetery, Brooklyn.)